Smart motorways technology for Bruce Highway

Friday, 15 July, 2022

Smart motorways technology for Bruce Highway

Queensland’s Bruce Highway is getting an upgrade, thanks to the installation of ‘smart motorways’ technology. Traffic management technologies will be installed along a 60-kilometre stretch between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

Ramp signals, variable speed limit and message signs, vehicle detection systems and CCTV cameras will allow agencies to proactively monitor and respond to changing conditions such as crashes, wet weather or heavy traffic conditions in real time.

Targeted vegetation clearing, site establishment, investigative works and earthworks will also be occurring at various locations along the project corridor.

Preparations are currently underway around Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to widen the southbound entry ramp to the Bruce Highway and install a suite of technologies including ramp signalling, variable speed limit signs and a new shared path across the highway.

The project will install wireless traffic sensors at priority locations along the highway to monitor vehicle travel times, traffic flow and speed. These traffic sensors will provide the coverage and resolution necessary to accurately monitor the highway’s performance in real time.

Works are expected to be completed in 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The $105 million Bruce Highway — Managed Motorways Stage 2 — Gateway Motorway to Caloundra Road Interchange project is jointly funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and Queensland governments. More information is available here.

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